PBS 505 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PBS 505

COURSE TITLE: GENETIC METHODS IN PLANT BREEDING

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: Three hours a week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Prof. D.K Ojo B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D

Email: dkojo58@gmail.com

Office Location: Room 246 and 234

Other Lecturers: Dr. J.B.O Porbeni   B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D  

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Definition of plant breeding, Sources of genetic variability Significance of genetic variability.  Selection methods (SM). Factors  affecting (SM). Heterosis & examples Hybridization crossing methods –inbreeding/ outcrossing. Convergent breeding, Divergent breeding. Evaluation of inbred lines by: Single crosses; 3-way crosses, Performing top crosses, Diallel analysis. Combining ability. General & specific. Diallel analysis example. Testing of means: Phenotype & components of phenotypic variability. Probability in Plant Breeding. T-test, expectation of MS.

PBS 505 Lecture Note

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